Renault Captur 1.3 TCE 130 Play 5dr EDC Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
2020 Renault Captur front cornering - orange
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RRP £20,790What Car? Target Price£19,597
Review

While we can see the appeal of the Captur’s funky looks and affordable starting price, by the time you get an engine with enough power coupled to the right trim, it's not that cheap. And all the engines are relatively weak next to those offered in the better-handling and better-packaged Ford Puma; it doesn't ride anywhere near as well as a Volkswagen T-Roc; plus, if it's space you're after, the Skoda Kamiq is much bigger and has a nicer interior.

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Trim: Play

Even entry-level Play trim is well worth a look. It gets electric front and rear windows, climate control, cruise control, automatic lights and wipers, a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, LED headlights, automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, lane-keeping warning and assist, a variable-height boot floor, a sliding rear bench, keyless entry and start and power-folding door mirror. One big omission is alloy wheels – you only get plastic wheel trims.

Engine: 1.3 TCE 130

At 1.3-litres, this engine is not only bigger than the entry-level TCe 100, but it also gets an extra cylinder to make it smoother. Its performance isn’t too shabby when you work it hard and it's the best engine in the Captur range, but it doesn’t feel as eager low-down as the T-Cross’s smaller 1.0 TSI 115 engine or Ford Puma's 1.0 Ecoboost 125 MHEV. Comes with a six-speed manual as standard with a seven-speed automatic as an option.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

44.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

404

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

141

g/km

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